Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 72 86
Rank change year-on-year -29 +14 -23
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 1.00% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 6.98% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
Birmingham median daily rate £338 £313 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -34.21% +48.44%
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £360 £450
% change year-on-year +31.94% -20.00% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 202 172 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.22% 14.26% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 111 106
Birmingham median daily rate £385 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £175
90th Percentile £550 £500 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +2.50% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +18.64% -36.22%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.15 £17.50 £26.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% -7.69% -37.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
3 3 (42.86%) JNCIS
3 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
3 3 (42.86%) Junos
3 3 (42.86%) RSVP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Capita
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) VLAN
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) Junos
3 3 (42.86%) RSVP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) SNMP
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Organisational Awareness
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIS
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Capita
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) WorldPay